Niten Ichi Ryu Shoto - Classic Woods

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Available fonts (style) 4 Japanese fonts, 3 English fonts
Depth The stronger the laser, the deeper the engraving. Superficial is quite discreet, standard is deep enough to stand forever, deep can go up to 1 mm depth and creates a burning effect within the engraving.
Free transcriptions You can write your name in English and select a "Japanese" font, in which case we will take care of the transcription. Note that several translations exist for the same name and that we cannot accept claims. (Please use the text field to add a comment if the pronunciation is unusual. If you already have a translation, please attach a picture). We do not translate expressions, only names or words. Requests for expressions translations will be ignored and refunded.
Limitations We engrave in Japanese and English only (no Chinese, Korean, etc.) For any special request (logo/design), contact us prior to your order. (Undiscussed demands will be ignored).
More information Embroidery workshop & Japanese free translation (on site), Transcription usages (Seido Blog), and the engraving workshop presentation (Youtube)
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Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1

  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken/Shoto.
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    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2

  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken/Shoto.
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  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken/Shoto.
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    Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil)
    ¥1,700 ~ ¥2,400
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    Camellia Oil - Tsubaki abura

    Made in Japan (Isu Islands)

    Ingredient: 100% Tsubaki Oil

    Size: M > 70 mL / L > 118 mL

    This oil has been produced on the island of Toshima (Isu Shoto), off Tokyo, for more than a century. It is used by many Japanese wood workers as well as specialists in ancient blade (shinken) who are looking for a more stable oil than the Choji oil.

    Treatment with Camellia oil is recommended by the craftsmen who make our wooden weapons. The regular oiling is necessary for unvarnished weapons. It is recommended also for the maintenance of Iaito and Shinken.

    Utilization on wooden weapons:
    Once every 2 months in the wet season, 2 times per month during dry season. For a better preservation of your weapons, it is advisable to carefully rub them with a dry cloth after each use. When you apply the oil, clean the wood surface by rubbing vigorously with a dry cloth, then apply the oil in a thin layer directly with the hand. Allow to dry.
    If your weapons are not painted it will not be necessary to sand, but if they are, sanding will help the wood to absorb more oil.

    Note that this Camelia oil is initialy intended for skin and hair care. We've selected this oil for it's unmatched quality: 100% pure camelia oil, no additive, cold pressed, cosmetic grade, almost odorless, and halal certified.

    Product Information & Size Chart

    • Niten Ichi Ryu Shoto - Red/White Oak & Isu no Ki

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)

      Rounded Spine | Flat butt | Kendogata Kissaki

      Red Oak, White Oak and Isu no Ki available

      This Niten Ichi Shoto is made from woods from the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan), available in red or white oak, or Isu no Ki. This Shoto equips students of the Kenjutsu school "Niten Ichi Ryu", a school founded by Miyamoto Musashi. Intended for the practice with two swords, it is very thin, therefore light and elegant. It also suits practitioners of other styles seeking a Shoto to work on precision and speed.

      Please note that the Niten Ichi Ryu Shoto is slightly longer than the classic Shoto.

      We also offer the Bokken (long) version as well as the legendary Bokken "Musashi" destined for suburi practice.

      • Choice of wood species: red oak, white oak, Isu no Ki
      • Available finish: Urethane varnish or camellia oil polish.
      • Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi for red and white oak, Aramaki for Isu no ki.

      Non varnished - Oil polish option:

      All our high-end are available either varnished with urethane or polished with camellia oil although they are much more pleasant to the touch as well as use with the latter.
      Unvarnished weapons are more ecologically-friendly, but they requires regular (monthly) maintenance with oil (camellia or wood maintenance oil) and they can only be made from the finest woods of Japanese quality. Given the need for maintenance of these weapons, our stocks are limited. Also, since the craftsmen must select the best wood possible to manufacture these weapons, the processing time is longer than for varnished weapons. If out of stock or made to order, the shipping time can take up to 6 weeks in case of shortage. Please note that the oil finish process can darken the wood significantly.

      Niten Ichi Ryu Shoto Specifications
      Wood Hon Akagashi
      (Red Oak)
      Shirakashi
      (White Oak)
      Isu no Ki
      (Distilium racemocum)
      Weight ~180 g ~210 g ~160 g
      Full length 64 cm
      Blade length 49 cm
      Tsuka length 15 cm
      Tsuka diameter 30x19 mm
      Mine Gyo no mine (slightly rounded)
      Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt)
      Kissaki Kendogata (Old Kendo shape Kissaki)

      *Due to the hand-made manufacturing, color and weight may vary slightly from one weapon to another

      About Niten Ichi Ryu :

      This Kenjutsu school, with complete name called Hyoto Niten Ichi Ryu, derives its great reputation from its founder, the most popular samurai, Miyamoto Musashi. Loosely translated into "school of the strategy of heaven and earth" its specificity is a broad catalogue of techniques with two swords, Bokken and Shoto (or Katana and Wakizashi). The two Bokken and Shoto of this school were created by Musashi himself and have therefore been used in this form for over 300 years. Also practised in this school are techniques with a long stick called Bo. Moreover there are several sub-groups existing, of which most are recognized as having a more or less direct filiation, as well as other Niten Ichi Ryu style inspirated schools like Saotome Sensei's practice with two swords in Aikido.
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    Product & Services

    Niten Ichi Ryu Shoto - Classic Woods: ¥2,800
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Bokken & Shoto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°1: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°2: ¥800

    Accessories

    1 x Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil): ¥1,700
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